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American Freedom Alliance
The February installment of the Lecture and Conference Series
Uzi Wexler, Dr. Alon Dumanism and Jerry Heikens
Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Location: Home of Judi Odette, 256 So. Oakhurst Dr. Beverly Hills
(between Wilshire and Olympic Blvds. Cross street Whittier)
Parking: Street (please pick up a parking permit before entering the premises. Permits will be available at the front door)
About the Topic:
Israel is a complicated country; Jerusalem, its capital, is not only complex, it is also diverse. Along with its communities of secular, modern Orthodox and ultra-religious Jews and an often hostile Arab community - the city is challenged on many other levels.
Nearly 41 years after reunification, Jerusalem remains a city riven with deep economic uncertainty. The poverty rate is higher than for almost any other part of Israel: The Jerusalem Institute for Israeli Studies has found that 23.5% of Jews and 72.5% of non-Jews live in poverty in Jerusalem proper.
Among the most decisive factors contributing to poverty in Jerusalem is the migration of the two highest wage earning groups - secular Jews and modern orthodox Jews - from the city to surrounding areas.
Both of the presenting speakers are passionate advocates for Jerusalem as a high tech center and as a source of continuing development. They will discuss the ways in which the city can be saved from becoming either an economic backwater or else a political football between competing political, ideological and religious interests.
About the Speakers:
Mr. Uziel Wexler
Uziel (Uzi) Wexler was born in Jerusalem in 1938 and is a lifelong resident of the city. His military service in Israel included serving in a special patrol unit in Jerusalem during the Six-Day War, 1967. Most of his years have been spent in public service, fulfilling roles in many different fields while working side-by-side with Jerusalem’s former Mayor Teddy Kollek, including as Director of Finance of Jerusalem’s Municipality, Founder and Director of the Jerusalem Development Authority and Director of the Israel Land Administration. For over four decades, Mr. Wexler has been closely involved in the vision, initiation and completion of many of Jerusalem’s well-known landmarks, such as the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo, the Malcha Mall, Teddy Stadium, the Har Hotzvim industrial area, the Tower of David Museum, Begin Boulevard, City Hall, Malha Technology Park and a few residential neighborhoods. He is the Founder of the Azrieli College of Engineering Jerusalem and Founder of the Jerusalem Development Authority.
Dr. Alon Dumanis
Dr. Alon Dumanis has served as a director of Nova since 2002. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Crecor B.V, Docor International B.V, Docor Levi Lassen I BV, Docor Levi Lassen II BV and Docor International Management Ltd., all Dutch investment companies, subsidiaries of The Van-Leer Group Foundation. Dr. Dumanis is currently a chairman of Aposense (TASE-APOS), sight System, Softlib, Bondex, Clariton, DNR Imaging, and a member of the board of directors of Collplant (TASE-CLPT), and other Hi Tech companies in Docor's investment portfolio. He currently serves as chairman and member of several national steering committees and is the author of many papers published in a number of subject areas, including technology and management. . He is a Brigadier General in the Israeli Airforce Dr. Dumanis holds a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University.
Jerry Heikens has a diverse and extensive background in for-profit and nonprofit management. He earned his BSBA with a special focus in Public Relations from Walden University. He was the founder of the Phoenix Philanthropists, a tax-exempt organization that promotes philanthropic service, philanthropic scholarships, philanthropy literacy and philanthropic leadership throughout the greater Phoenix metro area.
For reservations call the American Freedom Alliance office at 310-444-3085
American Freedom Alliance
11500 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90064, USA
Phone: (310) 444 3085 | Fax: (310) 444 3086